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Rabbi Avi Geller

Rabbi Avi Geller has been a senior lecturer at Aish Hatorah since 1980. He is an alumnus of Lakewood, Be'er Yaakov and Mir yeshivas, and gives a popular weekly parsha class in Jerusalem's Old City. His audio lectures are available at Aish audio center, including tapes on the entire Chumash, Mitzvah series, and Holiday series. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and 8 children.

Rebels in the Desert Get Swallowed Alive

Rebels in the Desert Get Swallowed Alive

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"Rabbi Moses, if you please, solve this dilemma for us!" Requested Korach the son of Yitzhar, who was Moses' first cousin. In front of him were 250 ...


Lively Haggadah Overview

Lively Haggadah Overview

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Insights and stories to share on Seder night.


A Spy Mission Turns Sour

A Spy Mission Turns Sour

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"What a beautiful mansion!" thought Berel as he admired the homes in this ritzy Paris suburb. "I wonder who lives here?" Assuming that everyone was ...


Lively Parsha Be'halot'cha

Lively Parsha Be'halot'cha

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The party was elegant. The food, the best money could buy. The hall was the most expensive in town. The cutlery, 14-karat gold. It was David Cohn's ...


Achieving Levels of Personal Holiness

Achieving Levels of Personal Holiness

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He was a good-looking boy, with long curly hair in braids. "Why would such a good-looking boy take the vows of a Nazerite which entails shaving ...


Everyone Has a Special Task; the Torah Tells You How to Do It

Everyone Has a Special Task; the Torah Tells You...

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The spaceship left Planet Earth in a ball of fire. Man's latest journey to the moon was underway. From his spectacular view in the pilot's seat, ...


All About Human Honor and the Holidays

All About Human Honor and the Holidays

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The venerable rabbi was hurrying down the street. He was late for his lecture and over 100 students were waiting to hear his words of wisdom. ...


Gossiping Can Result in a Serious Spiritual Disease

Gossiping Can Result in a Serious Spiritual...

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When Sam said he planned to start a business with Edward, Avi couldn't believe it. "Is he crazy?" thought Avi. "How could anyone in his right mind ...


Aaron's Sons Make a Fatal Mistake, Plus the Laws of Kashrut

Aaron's Sons Make a Fatal Mistake, Plus the Laws...

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Dateline: First day of Nissan, one year after the Exodus - the 8th day of Tabernacle dedication. Place: Sinai Desert. Scene: After waiting ...


How Animal Offerings Help Us Tap Into the Divine Presence

How Animal Offerings Help Us Tap Into the Divine...

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DATELINE: June 1967 PLACE: Jerusalem, the Western Wall The Battle of Jerusalem was very bloody. There was no air cover to prevent the bombing of ...


The inside story of the Golden Calf

The inside story of the Golden Calf

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"We don't understand you, Chur," cried Datan. "We all saw Moses' coffin fly to heaven with our own eyes. He never came down on the 40th day as he ...


A Symbolic Description of the Tabernacle

A Symbolic Description of the Tabernacle

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"Wow!" cried David, "What a beautiful building! Right in the middle of the desert! So many colors! Such intricate needlework, gold and silver! How ...


An Abundance of Tools for Creating a Fair and Orderly Society

An Abundance of Tools for Creating a Fair and...

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"But Daddy," exclaimed Sammy, "there's only one steak left in the restaurant, so why are you giving it to Jacob the servant? Why don't you eat it ...


The Ten Commandments That Shook the World

The Ten Commandments That Shook the World

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The narrative you are about to read is unique in the history of mankind. It is an event never repeated by any other nation or religion. Dateline: ...


The Egyptians Give Chase, and the Sea Splits

The Egyptians Give Chase, and the Sea Splits

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"Moses! You can't be serious!" cried Datan. "The sea is in front of us, and the Egyptian Army is on our tail. The other two sides have wild beasts ...


A Symbolic Description of the Priestly Garments

A Symbolic Description of the Priestly Garments

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George passed the Jewish school that morning just as he did every morning on his way to work. This time, however, the window was wide open, and ...


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The Final 3 Plagues and the Preparation Of the...

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Parshat Bo begins with God telling Moses an important insight: "I am hardening Pharaoh's heart in order to increase My wonders - so you will tell ...


Pharaoh's Stubbornness Earns the Egyptians a Serious Beating

Pharaoh's Stubbornness Earns the Egyptians a...

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"Oh Exalted Pharaoh!" said Muchmud, Pharaoh's trusty advisor. "Why don't you let the Hebrew slaves take their 3-day vacation? Isn't it obvious that ...


Lively Parsha Shmot

Lively Parsha Shmot

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The death of the great Pharaoh brought tears to every eye and the streets of Egypt were filled with mourners. "Yossi, what are you crying about?" ...


Lively Parsha Ki Tetzei

Lively Parsha Ki Tetzei

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The planes were flying overhead in formation, discharging their deadly cargo over the entrenched infantry soldiers. Pvt. Johnson was manning his ...